Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Scores Career Goal No. 710; First Goal Against Flyers’ Carter Hart For 144th Different NHL Goaltender Scored Against

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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored career goal No. 710 during Sunday’s matinee against the Philadelphia Flyers at Capital One Arena. It is Ovechkin’s fourth goal of the season.

Ovechkin opened today’s scoring at the 11:11 mark of the first period on a power-play, giving the Capitals a 1-0 lead. Forward Tom Wilson and center Lars Eller assisted.

The goal marks his 710th NHL goal and 261st career power-play goal, which is four shy of Brett Hull (265) for the second-most power-play goals in NHL history.

Additionally, Ovechkin’s goal marked his first against Flyers goaltender Carter Hart, the 144th different NHL goaltender Ovechkin has scored against.

Minutes later, Ovechkin assisted Wilson’s goal that extended the Capitals lead to 2-0. Both Wilson and Ovechkin had a goal and an assist, which is the second time this season both players recorded two points in a period and the only two Capitals players to accomplish this twice.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is a fiction writer based out of the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area and an online student attending Full Sail University. She got her start in the entertainment industry at age seven as an actress. At the young age of nine, Della wrote a psychological thriller short story that sparked her interest in creative writing. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for sports. In her spare time, Della enjoys photography, traveling, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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